Desert Island Jazz
Michael Spiro (2005)

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Michael Spiro is an internationally recognized percussionist, recording artist, and educator, known specifically for his work in the Latin music field. He has performed on thousands of records, co-produced and played on several instructional videos for Warner Bros. Publications (including Talking Drums, Changuito, Giovanni Hidalgo, and Ignacio Berroa), and produced seminal recordings in the Latin music genre, including Orquesta Batachanga, Grupo Bata-Ketu, Mark Levine and the Latin Tinge, and Grupo Ilu-Aña.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 James Brown Cold Sweat Cold Sweat (King)
# 2 Los Muñequitos de Matanzas Guaguanocó Matancero Cantar Maravillosa (Tumbao Cuban Classics)
# 3 Cachao y su Ritmo Caliente Cuban Jam Session, Vol. II Descarga Cubana (Panart)
# 4 Tower of Power Tower of Power Soul Vaccination (Warner Bros)
# 5 Sergio Mendes Brasileiro Fanfarra (Elektra)
# 6 Irakere The Best of Irakere Xiomora (Columbia)
# 7 Batacumbele Con un Poco de Songo A la I Ole (Discohit)
# 8 João Gilberto The Legendary João Gilberto Chega de Saudade (World Pacific)
# 9 Juan Formell y los Van Van Esto Ta Pone la Cabeza Mala Ta Pone la Cabeza Mala (Caribe Productions)
# 10 Michael Spiro and Michael Williams BataMbira Butsu Mutandari/Iyesa (www.michaelspiro.com)
         
Book Joseph Heller, "Catch 22"; or Fernando Ortiz, "La Africania de la Musica Cubana" (African Roots of Cuban Music)
         
Luxury Item Belgian chocolates
Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
Alt 1 Juan Formell y los Van Van ¡Ay Dios, Ampáreme! N/A (Caribe Productions)
Alt 2 Salif Neita Ko-Yan N/A (Mango)
Alt 3 Orquestra Ritmo Oriental ¡La Ritmo Oriental Te Está Llamando! N/A (Cdore)
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